Arish Ali Khan, a Karachi-born Pakistani player has been practicing left-arm spinning techniques to get noticed. The cricketer has so far been successful in appealing to the watchers as he has been dominating the junior circuit of the game for the last few years. The day might not be much far when Pakistan Cricket Team would be witnessing a new name in its spin depart.
In the ICC U19 World Cup held last year, the left-arm bowler was a part of the boys in green but unfortunately, he could not represent the team on the ground. The lad is hopeful of getting generous opportunities to enhance more of his cricketing skills.
How did Arish Ali Khan emerge as a cricketer?
He emerged from a PCB-based tournament in 2016 when he ended as the leading wicket-taker. Surpassing the big names, Arish Ali Khan made his place in the hearts of the officials with his bombastic deliverance. He grasped 45 wickets at an SR of 12.24.
It is not his ‘only’ achievement as he became the second-highest wicket-taker in the PCB U19 three-day tournament. Then, Arish yielded 30 wickets striking 16.27 with bloom.
Discussing Pakistan U19 one-day tournament, Khan featured in six innings remaining outstanding with 15 wickets to his name striking 21.26 at an average of 7.26. He also gripped a four-wicket-haul aging 19 back then.
The appealing performance was once again witnessed in the Pakistan Cup ODI tournament last year as the spinner picked 6 wickets during 4 innings with 4/32 remaining his best. Here are the complete stats:
Deprived of a chance once again!
He has suffered multiple unfortunates of not getting a chance despite being a part of the squad. Whatever happened in the U19 World Cup in South Africa last year, was destined again for him. Arish was seated for the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 6) not getting a single chance in any match for the Quetta Gladiators.